Another stamp for my passport February 22nd 2009 As of yesterday, I can officially say I’ve been to Uruguay! I went with ISA on a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, a tiny city on the coast that’s only a three hour ferry ride away from Buenos Aires. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site back in the 1990s.
The whole city is full of quaint architecture and cobblestone streets—a refreshing change from life in the big city. There a ... read more
South America » Uruguay » West » Colonia del Sacramento A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more